What is Music Composition at WVU like?
The Bachelor of Music in Composition is designed for students wishing to prepare themselves as composers in both acoustic and electronic styles. Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional composer and teacher.
A Composition major should enter as a freshman having achieved proficiency level four on the major instrument, and must complete proficiency level eight on that instrument before graduation. If piano is not the major instrument, the student must achieve a level four on piano.
At least a B average in the required freshman and sophomore theory courses or the consent of the coordinator of theory/composition is required for continuation in this curriculum. Composition majors must present two solo performances on the major instrument in upper-level recitals before graduation.
All interested students must apply to the University and audition for the School of Music for acceptance.
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